Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Extended submission deadline: Special Issue on Evolutionary Computation in Scheduling at IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation

[Due to a number of requests, the submission deadline of the Special
Issue on Evolutionary Computation in Scheduling at IEEE TEVC has been
extended to /*29th June 2011*/]

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Call for Papers

/*IEEE Transactions on Evolutionary Computation*/

Special issue on
/*Evolutionary Computation in Scheduling*/

Extended submission deadline: /*29th June 2011*/

http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?arnumber=05749445
http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~rxq/files/IEEE-TEVC-sched-cfp.pdf
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/*Aims and Topics*/

 This special issue aims to bring together the latest research advances
 in investigating and understanding algorithms in evolutionary
 computation for solving a wide range of scheduling problems. We invite
 papers representing high quality research which reflects the recent
 advances of evolutionary computation in scheduling and demonstrates
 state-of-the-art theory and practice in this area.

 Please note that work on simple applications of evolutionary algorithms,
 without fundamental investigations on the theory of evolutionary
 computation in scheduling, will not be considered for this special
 issue. We will also not accept papers that use computational
 intelligence methods lacking any evolutionary computation component.

 Authors are encouraged to submit their original work on the following
 (but not limited to) topics:

 - Evolutionary computation in:
  * Production scheduling
  * Personnel scheduling
  * Sports scheduling
  * Educational timetabling
  * Project scheduling
  * Transportation scheduling
  * Dynamic scheduling and rescheduling
  * Other scheduling problems
 - Theoretical or empirical analysis of evolutionary algorithms in
 scheduling
 - Representation issues in evolutionary scheduling
 - Complexity issues of evolutionary algorithms in scheduling
 - Comparison and integration of other techniques with evolutionary
 approaches in scheduling. Integrations with cross-discipline techniques
 including exact methods, meta-heuristics, computational intelligence and
 decision support methodologies, etc, are strongly encouraged.
 - Multi-objective evolutionary algorithms in scheduling
 - Adaptive evolutionary algorithms in scheduling
 - Cooperative search of evolutionary algorithms in scheduling
 - Parallel distributed processing / frameworks in scheduling

/*Important Dates*/

 29 June 2011:        Submission deadline (extended)
 1 October 2011:      Notice of the first round review
 15 December 2011:    Revision due
 29 February 2012:    Final notice of acceptance / reject
 15 April 2012:       Final manuscript due

/*Guest editors*/

 Dr Rong Qu
 School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK
 Prof. Graham Kendall
 School of Computer Science, University of Nottingham, NG8 1BB, UK
 A/Prof. Kay Chen Tan
 Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering, National University
 of Singapore, Singapore 117576

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Call for participants to IEEE CIS Turkey Student Event

Sevgili IEEE öğrenci üyeleri,

e IEEE Computational Intelligence Society olarak graduate öğrencilere yönelik düzenlediğimiz etkinliğimize sizleri davet ediyoruz.

Size bu e-mail'i, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society, Student Activities Subcommittee olarak Türkiye'de düzenleyeceğimiz bir etkinlige davet etmek amaciyla yazıyoruz. Bu bir günlük etkinliğin hedefi, Computational Intelligence'a ilgisi olan lisans öğrencilerinin ve ilgili alanlarda araştırma yapmakta olan IEEE graduate öğrenci üyelerinin CIS teknik alanındaki çalışma konularında geleceğe yönelik vizyonlarını geliştirmek ve bu alanda kariyer planlamalarına katkıda bulunmaktır.

Etkinliğin içeriği:

(vizyon gelistirici etkinlik)
CIS alanında
Teknolojinin dünü, bugünü, yarını: Nasıl bir mühendis yetiştirmeliyiz?
-Prof. Dr. Okyay Kaynak (Bogazici Universitesi, Elektrik ve Elektronik Muh. Bolumu)
- Prof. Dr. Levent Akın (Bogazici Universitesi, Bilgisayar Muh. Bolumu)

Ogle yemegi

(kariyer/ doktora ve doktora sonrası araştırma için burslar/olanaklar)

- Türkiye'deki patent çalışmaları (Arcelik A.S. Fikri Haklar Yöneticisi Sertaç Köksaldı )
- Fullbright komisyonu yetkilisi (Ulku Inal)
- DAAD yetkilisi
- MEB yabancı devlet bursları
- Bogazici Universitesi IEEE ogrenci kolu (Yurt dısı burs olanakları ile ilgili tanıtım sunumu)

Bu etkinlige katilmak istiyorsaniz (Lisans son sinif, yuksek lisans ve doktora ogrencileri basvurabilir) 10 Haziran Cuma 2011 gunu saat 17:00’a kadar asagidaki email adresine “IEEE CIS student subcommittee 2011” konu basligi ile bir email yollayiniz.

Basvuru e-mailinde bulunmasi gereken bilgiler:

Adi:
Soyadi:
Okul /Kurum:
Calisma alanlari:
Yas:
Cep telefonu:
E-mail adresi: ieeecis2011@gmail.com

Saygilarimizla,

Erdal Kayacan (IEEE CIS ogrenci etkinlikleri uyesi)
Basak Yuksel (IEEE CIS ogrenci etkinlikleri baskani)

CFP: IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2012

CEC 2012 is now calling for papers. More details: http://www.ece.pdx.edu/~greenwd/CEC12CFP.pdf

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Photos for ADCOM - June 2011

Photos for ADCOM have been uploaded. Check out on our Facebook Page!

Dr. Emilio Miguelanez Martin- Webinar- June 14

Dr. Emilio Miguelanez Martin, Senior Development Engineer at (Seebyte Ltd.) will give a webinar titled: “Semantic knowledge-based framework to improve the situation awareness of autonomous underwater vehicles”. The webinar will originate in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK on Tuseday June 14th, 2011, at 4:00 pm to 5:30pm BST (British Summer Time), (i.e., GMT + 1). It will be transmitted worldwide.


 Every one may register directly through this link:

For more information, You may visit our IEEE CIS Webinar Web Page at: http://ieee-cis.org/members/webinars.

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Volume 8, Issue 4

Special Section on Bioinformatics Research and Applications

865 Guest Editors' Introduction to the Special Section on Bioinformatics Research and Applications
Mark Borodovsky, Teresa M. Przytycka, Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, Alexander Zelikovsky

867 A Spectral Approach to Protein Structure Alignment
Yosi Shibberu, Allen Holder

876 Asymmetric Comparison and Querying of Biological Networks
Nicola Ferraro, Luigi Palopoli, Simona Panni, Simona E. Rombo

890 The Plexus Model for the Inference of Ancestral Multidomain Proteins
John Wiedenhoeft, Roland Krause, Oliver Eulenstein

902 Uncovering Hidden Phylogenetic Consensus in Large Data Sets
Nicholas D. Pattengale, Andre J. Aberer, Krister M. Swenson, Alexandros Stamatakis, Bernard M.E. Moret

912 Extensions and Improvements to the Chordal Graph Approach to the Multistate Perfect Phylogeny Problem
Rob Gysel, Dan Gusfield

918 A Consensus Tree Approach for Reconstructing Human Evolutionary History and Detecting Population Substructure
Ming-Chi Tsai, Guy Blelloch, R. Ravi, Russell Schwartz
Regular Papers

929 A Biologically Inspired Measure for Coexpression Analysis
Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Malay Bhattacharyya

943 A Survey on Methods for Modeling and Analyzing Integrated Biological Networks
Nuno Tenazinha, Susana Vinga

959 An Improved Heuristic Algorithm for Finding Motif Signals in DNA Sequences
Chao-Wen Huang, Wun-Shiun Lee, Sun-Yuan Hsieh

976 Determination of Glycan Structure from Tandem Mass Spectra
Sebastian Bocker, Birte Kehr, Florian Rasche

987 EvoMD: An Algorithm for Evolutionary Molecular Design
Samuel S.Y. Wong, Weimin Luo, Keith C.C. Chan

1004 Image-Based Surface Matching Algorithm Oriented to Structural Biology
Ivan Merelli, Paolo Cozzi, Daniele D'Agostino, Andrea Clematis, Luciano Milanesi

1017 Is There an Optimal Substitution Matrix for Contact Prediction with Correlated Mutations?
Pietro Di Lena, Piero Fariselli, Luciano Margara, Marco Vassura, Rita Casadio

1029 Metrics on Multilabeled Trees: Interrelationships and Diameter Bounds
Katharina T. Huber, Andreas Spillner, Rados?aw Suchecki, Vincent Moulton

1041 Multiclass Kernel-Imbedded Gaussian Processes for Microarray Data Analysis
Xin Zhao, Leo Wang-Kit Cheung

1054 Peak Tree: A New Tool for Multiscale Hierarchical Representation and Peak Detection of Mass Spectrometry Data
Peng Zhang, Houqiang Li, Honghui Wang, Stephen T.C. Wong, Xiaobo Zhou

1067 Predicting MHC-II Binding Affinity Using Multiple Instance Regression
Yasser EL-Manzalawy, Drena Dobbs, Vasant Honavar

1080 Robust Feature Selection for Microarray Data Based on Multicriterion Fusion
Feng Yang, K.Z. Mao

1093 Searching for Coexpressed Genes in Three-Color cDNA Microarray Data Using a Probabilistic Model-Based Hough Transform
Peter Tino, Hongya Zhao, Hong Yan

1108 The Impact of Multiple Protein Sequence Alignment on Phylogenetic Estimation
Li-San Wang, Jim Leebens-Mack, P. Kerr Wall, Kevin Beckmann, Claude W. dePamphilis, Tandy Warnow

1120 Toward a Robust Search Method for the Protein-Drug Docking Problem
Bashir S. Sadjad, Zsolt Zsoldos

Short Papers

1134 Accurate Reconstruction for DNA Sequencing by Hybridization Based on a Constructive Heuristic
Yang Chen, Jinglu Hu

1141 Computing a Smallest Multilabeled Phylogenetic Tree from Rooted Triplets
Sylvain Guillemot, Jesper Jansson, Wing-Kin Sung

1148 Two-Step Cross-Entropy Feature Selection for Microarrays-Power Through Complementarity
Tim Peters, David W. Bulger, To-Ha Loi, Jean Yee Hwa Yang, David Ma

IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, vol. 19, issue 2, 2011

1. Seclusion-Factor Method to Solve Fuzzy-Multiple Criteria Decision-Making Problems
Author(s): Hadi-Vencheh, A., Mirjaberi, M.
Page(s): 201 - 209
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5623340

2. Scalable TSK Fuzzy Modeling for Very Large Datasets Using Minimal-Enclosing-Ball Approximation
Author(s): Zhaohong Deng, Kup-Sze Choi, Fu-Lai Chung, Shitong Wang
Page(s): 210 - 226
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5629439

3. An Enhanced Type-Reduction Algorithm for Type-2 Fuzzy Sets
Author(s): Chi-Yuan Yeh, Jeng, W.-H.R., Shie-Jue Lee
Page(s): 227 - 240
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5638621

4. Top-Down Induction of Fuzzy Pattern Trees
Author(s): Senge, R., Hullermeier, E.
Page(s): 241 - 252
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5639042

5. Information Granularity in Fuzzy Binary GrC Model
Author(s): Yuhua Qian, Jiye Liang, Wu, W.-z.Z., Chuangyin Dang
Page(s): 253 - 264
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5648459

6. Robust Adaptive Fuzzy Control by Backstepping for a Class of MIMO Nonlinear Systems
Author(s): Hyeongcheol Lee
Page(s): 265 - 275
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5648343

7. Decentralized Fuzzy Control of Nonlinear Interconnected Dynamic Delay Systems via Mixed $H_2/!H_infty$ Optimization With Smith Predictor
Author(s): Chih-Lyang Hwang
Page(s): 276 – 290
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5648341

8. Integrated Fault Estimation and Accommodation Design for Discrete-Time Takagi-Sugeno Fuzzy Systems With Actuator Faults
Author(s): Bin Jiang, Ke Zhang, Peng Shi
Page(s): 291 - 304
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5648342

9. ANCFIS: A Neurofuzzy Architecture Employing Complex Fuzzy Sets
Author(s): Zhifei Chen, Aghakhani, S., Man, J., Dick, S.
Page(s): 305 - 322
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5654651

10. Control Synthesis of T-S Fuzzy Systems Based on a New Control Scheme
Author(s): Jiuxiang Dong, Guang-Hong Yang
Page(s): 323 - 338
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5657253

11. A TS-Type Maximizing-Discriminability-Based Recurrent Fuzzy Network for Classification Problems
Author(s): Gin-Der Wu, Zhen-Wei Zhu, Pang-Hsuan Huang
Page(s): 339 - 352
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5665767

12. $H_{infty }$ Filtering For Nonlinear Discrete-Time Systems Subject to Quantization and Packet Dropouts
Author(s): Changzhu Zhang, Gang Feng, Huijun Gao, Jianbin Qiu
Page(s): 353 - 365
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5664778

13. Model Approximation for Discrete-Time State-Delay Systems in the T–S Fuzzy Framework
Author(s): Ligang Wu, Xiaojie Su, Peng Shi, Jianbin Qiu
Page(s): 366 - 378
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5682014

14. Evolutionary-Group-Based Particle-Swarm-Optimized Fuzzy Controller With Application to Mobile-Robot Navigation in Unknown Environments
Author(s): Chia-Feng Juang, Yu-Cheng Chang
Page(s): 379 - 392
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5682013

15. A New Fuzzy Impulsive Control of Chaotic Systems Based on T–S Fuzzy Model
Author(s): Yang Liu, Shouwei Zhao, Jianquan Lu
Page(s): 393 - 398
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5613175

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks; Volume 22, Issue 5, May 2011

The following articles appear in the latest issue of
IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks; Volume 22, Issue 5, May 2011.

The articles can be retrieved on IEEE Xplore:
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/tocresult.jsp?isnumber=5762843
or directly by clicking the individual paper URL below.

1. Title: Reduced HyperBF Networks: Regularization by Explicit Complexity Reduction and Scaled Rprop-Based Training
Authors: Rami N. Mahdi; Eric Christian Rouchka
Page(s): 673-686
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5733426

2. Title: Extended Hamiltonian Learning on Riemannian Manifolds: Theoretical Aspects
Authors: Simone Fiori
Page(s): 687-700
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5735228

3. Title: Binary Higher Order Neural Networks for Realizing Boolean Functions
Authors: Chao Zhang; Jie Yang; Wei Wu
Page(s): 701-713
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5735230

4. Title: Recurrent Neural Network for Non-Smooth Convex Optimization Problems With Application to the Identification of Genetic Regulatory Networks
Authors: Long Cheng; Zeng-Guang Hou; Yingzi Lin; Min Tan; Wenjun Chris Zhang; Fang-Xiang Wu
Page(s): 714-726
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5737796

5. Title: On Efficient Learning Machine With Root-Power Mean Neuron in Complex Domain
Authors: Bipin Kumar Tripathi; Prem Kumar Kalra
Page(s): 727-738
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5739531

6. Title: Maximum Margin Multiple Instance Clustering With Applications to Image and Text Clustering
Authors: Dan Zhang; Fei Wang; Luo Si; Tao Li
Page(s): 739-751
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5740370

7. Title: A Novel Rotate-and-Fire Digital Spiking Neuron and its Neuron-Like Bifurcations and Responses
Authors: Tetsuya Hishiki; Hiroyuki Torikai
Page(s): 752-767
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5742709

8. Title: Moving-Horizon State Estimation for Nonlinear Systems Using Neural Networks
Authors: Angelo Alessandri; Marco Baglietto; Giorgio Battistelli; Mauro Gaggero
Page(s): 768-780
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5742707

9. Title: Novel Layered Clustering-Based Approach for Generating Ensemble of Classifiers
Authors: Ashfaqur Rahman; Brijesh Verma
Page(s): 781-792
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5746648

10. Title: Blind Image Quality Assessment Using a General Regression Neural Network
Authors: Chaofeng Li; Alan Conrad Bovik; Xiaojun Wu
Page(s): 793-799
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5746647

11. Title: Weighted Rule Based Adaptive Algorithm for Simultaneously Extracting Generalized Eigenvectors
Authors: Jian Yang; Yu Zhao; Hongsheng Xi
Page(s): 800-806
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5733427

12. Title: Complete Delay-Decomposing Approach to Asymptotic Stability for Neural Networks With Time-Varying Delays
Authors: Hong-Bing Zeng; Yong He; Min Wu; Chang-Fan Zhang
Page(s): 806-812
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5733428

13. Title: New Delay-Dependent Stability Criteria for Neural Networks With Two Additive Time-Varying Delay Components
Authors: Hanyong Shao; Qing-Long Han
Page(s): 812-818
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5735229

14. Title: Modeling of Complex-Valued Wiener Systems Using B-Spline Neural Network
Authors: Xia Hong; Sheng Chen
Page(s): 818-825
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5742708

CFP: 2011 International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP 2011) Special Session on Integrating Multiple Nature-inspired Approaches, 14-17 November, 2011, Shanghai, China

The special session invites submissions on any aspect of integrating multiple nature inspired computational approaches: iconip2011.sjtu.edu.cn/S14.html

CFP: IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (IEEE CIBCB 2012)

2012 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (IEEE CIBCB 2012)
May 9-12, 2012, Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA

Call for Papers
This symposium will bring together top researchers, practitioners, and students from around the world to discuss the latest advances in the field of Computational Intelligence and its application to real world problems in biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, chemical informatics, bioengineering and related fields. Computational Intelligence (CI) approaches include artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary algorithms, hybrid approaches and other emerging techniques.

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
- gene expression array analysis
- structure prediction and folding
- molecular sequence alignment and analysis
- metabolic pathway analysis
- RNA and protein folding and structure prediction
- analysis and visualization of large biological data sets
- motif detection
- molecular evolution and phylogenetics
- systems and synthetic biology
- modelling, simulation and optimization of biological systems
- robustness and evolvability of biological networks
- emergent properties in complex biological systems
- ecoinformatics and applications to ecological data analysis
- medical imaging and pattern recognition
- medical image analysis
- biomedical data modelling and mining
- treatment optimisation
- biomedical model parameterisation
- brain computer interface

Submissions will be peer reviewed and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and will be indexed in IEEE Xplore. Selected papers after a substantial extension will be considered to publish in journal special issues.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Prospective authors are invited to submit papers of no more than eight (8) pages in IEEE conference format, including results, figures and references. Submission details can be found at: http://www.cibcb.org/cibcb/2012/.

For additional information contact the General Chair, Prof. Yaochu Jin, Department of Computing, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK. Email: yaochu.jin@surrey.ac.uk

General Chair:
Yaochu Jin (UK)
Program Chair:
Alioune Ngom (Canada)
Technical Co-Chairs:
Dan Ashlock (Canada)
Xuewen Chen (USA)
Sheridan Houghten (Canada)
Jaap Kaandorp (NL)
Natalio Krasnogor (UK)
Emma Laing (UK)
Mihail Popescu (USA)
Finance Chair:
Steven Corns (USA)
Local Arrangements Chair:
Gary Fogel (USA)
Special Session Chair:
Jonathan Chan (Thailand)
Tutorial Chair:
Yuehui Chen (China)
Proceedings Chair:
Yonghong Peng (UK)
Publicity Chair:
Yanqing Zhang (USA)
Web Chair:
Wissam Albukhanajer (UK)

Important Dates:
Special sessions proposals: October 3, 2011
Paper submission deadline: November 20, 2011
Paper acceptance: February 19, 2012
Final paper submission: March 18, 2012

IEEE CEC 2011 Program and Registration Now Available

IEEE CEC 2011 Program Now Available
The IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2011's program is set and is available at the conference website:
www.cec2011.org

The event brings together novices and veterans alike in evolutionary computation, adaptive optimization, meta-heuristics and related fields for four days of technical exchange and fellowship. Registration is open now and the conference hotel is still honoring our very favorable conference rates for reservations made through May 15.

We invite you to peruse the program and to register for this valuable and enjoyable event!

Alice Smith
Conference Co-Chair

Women in Computational Intelligence meeting

The IEEE Women in Computational Intelligence (WCI) subcommittee will be hosting a meeting cum networking session during IEEE CEC 2011 in New Orleans on Monday, June 6th, from 4:30 - 6 pm at the Mercier Terrace, Ritz Carlton hotel. All women attendees are invited to attend the meeting.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

CFP: IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems Special Issue on Advances in Type-2 Fuzzy Sets and Systems

I. AIM AND SCOPE
Type-2 fuzzy sets and systems have emerged during the past decade as major areas within the general field of fuzzy sets and systems. This is because they are a natural next step in the progression of general research about fuzzy sets and systems and because many applications that use type-2 fuzzy sets have already demonstrated significant performance improvements over using type-1 fuzzy sets.
During the past decade most of the work that used type-2 fuzzy sets and systems focused on the simplest kinds of such sets and system, namely interval type-2 fuzzy sets (also known as interval-valued fuzzy sets) and interval type-2 fuzzy logic systems. Recently, however, important advances have been made in the theory of general type-2 fuzzy sets and systems. Type-2 fuzzy sets also are important for computing with words, because words mean different things to different people and such linguistic uncertainty can be modeled using type-2 fuzzy sets.
The aim of this special issue is to highlight the most significant recent developments—advances—on the topics of type-2 fuzzy sets and systems, to identify the most recent research directions, and to publicize this area to a wider audience.

II. TOPICS COVERED
Authors are invited to submit their original and unpublished work in the areas including (but not limited to) the following (note that “type-2” includes interval type-2/interval-valued and general type-2):
- Theoretical studies of current type-2 paradigms and algorithms
- Developments of new type-2 paradigms and algorithms
- Convincing applications of type-2 fuzzy logic
- Type-2 fuzzy logic control
- Type-2 classification/clustering
- Type-2 for computing with words
- Quantitative comparisons of type-2 and type-1 fuzzy systems
- Type-2 uncertainty measures
- Optimization under type-2 constraints
- Optimization of Type-2 fuzzy systems
- Learning type-2 fuzzy systems
- Adaptive type-2 fuzzy systems

III. IMPORTANT DATES
- April 30, 2012: Submission deadline
- July 31, 2012: Notification of the first-round review
- October15, 2012: Revised submission due
- January15, 2013: Final notice of acceptance/reject
- March 15, 2013: Final manuscript

IV. SUBMISSION
Manuscripts should be prepared according to the instructions of the “Information for Authors” section of the journal found at (http://ieee-cis.org/pubs/tfs/authors/) and submission should be done through the IEEE TFS journal website: http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/tfs-ieee/ and clearly mark “Special Issue on Advances in Type-2 Fuzzy Sets and Systems” as comments to the Editor-in-Chief. All submitted manuscripts will be reviewed using the standard procedure that is followed for regular submissions.

V. GUEST EDITORS
Jerry M. Mendel
Ming Hsieh Department of Electrical Engineering
University of Southern California
3740 McClintock Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90089-2564
Tel: (213) 740-4445
Email: mendel@sipi.usc.edu

Robert I. John
Director of Centre for Computational Intelligence
De Montfort University
Room Gateway 4.58D,
The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH
United Kingdom
Tel: (44) 116 2078491
Email:rij@dmu.ac.uk

Hani Hagras
The Computational Intelligence Centre
School of Computer Science and Electronic Engineering
University of Essex
Wivenhoe Park
Colchester CO4 3SQ
England, UK
Tel: + 44 1206 873601
Email: hani@essex.ac.uk

IEEE/ACM Transactions on Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, Volume 8, Issue 4

Special Section on Bioinformatics Research and Applications

865 Guest Editors' Introduction to the Special Section on Bioinformatics Research and Applications
Mark Borodovsky, Teresa M. Przytycka, Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, Alexander Zelikovsky

867 A Spectral Approach to Protein Structure Alignment
Yosi Shibberu, Allen Holder

876 Asymmetric Comparison and Querying of Biological Networks
Nicola Ferraro, Luigi Palopoli, Simona Panni, Simona E. Rombo

890 The Plexus Model for the Inference of Ancestral Multidomain Proteins
John Wiedenhoeft, Roland Krause, Oliver Eulenstein

902 Uncovering Hidden Phylogenetic Consensus in Large Data Sets
Nicholas D. Pattengale, Andre J. Aberer, Krister M. Swenson, Alexandros Stamatakis, Bernard M.E. Moret

912 Extensions and Improvements to the Chordal Graph Approach to the Multistate Perfect Phylogeny Problem
Rob Gysel, Dan Gusfield

918 A Consensus Tree Approach for Reconstructing Human Evolutionary History and Detecting Population Substructure
Ming-Chi Tsai, Guy Blelloch, R. Ravi, Russell Schwartz
Regular Papers

929 A Biologically Inspired Measure for Coexpression Analysis
Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay, Malay Bhattacharyya

943 A Survey on Methods for Modeling and Analyzing Integrated Biological Networks
Nuno Tenazinha, Susana Vinga

959 An Improved Heuristic Algorithm for Finding Motif Signals in DNA Sequences
Chao-Wen Huang, Wun-Shiun Lee, Sun-Yuan Hsieh

976 Determination of Glycan Structure from Tandem Mass Spectra
Sebastian Bocker, Birte Kehr, Florian Rasche

987 EvoMD: An Algorithm for Evolutionary Molecular Design
Samuel S.Y. Wong, Weimin Luo, Keith C.C. Chan

1004 Image-Based Surface Matching Algorithm Oriented to Structural Biology
Ivan Merelli, Paolo Cozzi, Daniele D'Agostino, Andrea Clematis, Luciano Milanesi

1017 Is There an Optimal Substitution Matrix for Contact Prediction with Correlated Mutations?
Pietro Di Lena, Piero Fariselli, Luciano Margara, Marco Vassura, Rita Casadio

1029 Metrics on Multilabeled Trees: Interrelationships and Diameter Bounds
Katharina T. Huber, Andreas Spillner, Rados?aw Suchecki, Vincent Moulton

1041 Multiclass Kernel-Imbedded Gaussian Processes for Microarray Data Analysis
Xin Zhao, Leo Wang-Kit Cheung

1054 Peak Tree: A New Tool for Multiscale Hierarchical Representation and Peak Detection of Mass Spectrometry Data
Peng Zhang, Houqiang Li, Honghui Wang, Stephen T.C. Wong, Xiaobo Zhou

1067 Predicting MHC-II Binding Affinity Using Multiple Instance Regression
Yasser EL-Manzalawy, Drena Dobbs, Vasant Honavar

1080 Robust Feature Selection for Microarray Data Based on Multicriterion Fusion
Feng Yang, K.Z. Mao

1093 Searching for Coexpressed Genes in Three-Color cDNA Microarray Data Using a Probabilistic Model-Based Hough Transform
Peter Tino, Hongya Zhao, Hong Yan

1108 The Impact of Multiple Protein Sequence Alignment on Phylogenetic Estimation
Li-San Wang, Jim Leebens-Mack, P. Kerr Wall, Kevin Beckmann, Claude W. dePamphilis, Tandy Warnow

1120 Toward a Robust Search Method for the Protein-Drug Docking Problem
Bashir S. Sadjad, Zsolt Zsoldos

Short Papers

1134 Accurate Reconstruction for DNA Sequencing by Hybridization Based on a Constructive Heuristic
Yang Chen, Jinglu Hu

1141 Computing a Smallest Multilabeled Phylogenetic Tree from Rooted Triplets
Sylvain Guillemot, Jesper Jansson, Wing-Kin Sung

1148 Two-Step Cross-Entropy Feature Selection for Microarrays-Power Through Complementarity
Tim Peters, David W. Bulger, To-Ha Loi, Jean Yee Hwa Yang, David Ma

IEEE Transactions on Fuzzy Systems, vol. 19, issue 2, 2011

1. Seclusion-Factor Method to Solve Fuzzy-Multiple Criteria Decision-Making Problems
Author(s): Hadi-Vencheh, A., Mirjaberi, M.
Page(s): 201 - 209
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5623340

2. Scalable TSK Fuzzy Modeling for Very Large Datasets Using Minimal-Enclosing-Ball Approximation
Author(s): Zhaohong Deng, Kup-Sze Choi, Fu-Lai Chung, Shitong Wang
Page(s): 210 - 226
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5629439

3. An Enhanced Type-Reduction Algorithm for Type-2 Fuzzy Sets
Author(s): Chi-Yuan Yeh, Jeng, W.-H.R., Shie-Jue Lee
Page(s): 227 - 240
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5638621

4. Top-Down Induction of Fuzzy Pattern Trees
Author(s): Senge, R., Hullermeier, E.
Page(s): 241 - 252
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5639042

5. Information Granularity in Fuzzy Binary GrC Model
Author(s): Yuhua Qian, Jiye Liang, Wu, W.-z.Z., Chuangyin Dang
Page(s): 253 - 264
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5648459

6. Robust Adaptive Fuzzy Control by Backstepping for a Class of MIMO Nonlinear Systems
Author(s): Hyeongcheol Lee
Page(s): 265 - 275
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5648343

7. Decentralized Fuzzy Control of Nonlinear Interconnected Dynamic Delay Systems via Mixed $H_2/!H_infty$ Optimization With Smith Predictor
Author(s): Chih-Lyang Hwang
Page(s): 276 – 290
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5648341

8. Integrated Fault Estimation and Accommodation Design for Discrete-Time Takagi-Sugeno Fuzzy Systems With Actuator Faults
Author(s): Bin Jiang, Ke Zhang, Peng Shi
Page(s): 291 - 304
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5648342

9. ANCFIS: A Neurofuzzy Architecture Employing Complex Fuzzy Sets
Author(s): Zhifei Chen, Aghakhani, S., Man, J., Dick, S.
Page(s): 305 - 322
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5654651

10. Control Synthesis of T-S Fuzzy Systems Based on a New Control Scheme
Author(s): Jiuxiang Dong, Guang-Hong Yang
Page(s): 323 - 338
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5657253

11. A TS-Type Maximizing-Discriminability-Based Recurrent Fuzzy Network for Classification Problems
Author(s): Gin-Der Wu, Zhen-Wei Zhu, Pang-Hsuan Huang
Page(s): 339 - 352
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5665767

12. $H_{infty }$ Filtering For Nonlinear Discrete-Time Systems Subject to Quantization and Packet Dropouts
Author(s): Changzhu Zhang, Gang Feng, Huijun Gao, Jianbin Qiu
Page(s): 353 - 365
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5664778

13. Model Approximation for Discrete-Time State-Delay Systems in the T–S Fuzzy Framework
Author(s): Ligang Wu, Xiaojie Su, Peng Shi, Jianbin Qiu
Page(s): 366 - 378
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5682014

14. Evolutionary-Group-Based Particle-Swarm-Optimized Fuzzy Controller With Application to Mobile-Robot Navigation in Unknown Environments
Author(s): Chia-Feng Juang, Yu-Cheng Chang
Page(s): 379 - 392
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5682013

15. A New Fuzzy Impulsive Control of Chaotic Systems Based on T–S Fuzzy Model
Author(s): Yang Liu, Shouwei Zhao, Jianquan Lu
Page(s): 393 - 398
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5613175

IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks; Volume 22, Issue 5, May 2011.

The following articles appear in the latest issue of
IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks; Volume 22, Issue 5, May 2011.

The articles can be retrieved on IEEE Xplore:
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/xpl/tocresult.jsp?isnumber=5762843
or directly by clicking the individual paper URL below.

1. Title: Reduced HyperBF Networks: Regularization by Explicit Complexity Reduction and Scaled Rprop-Based Training
Authors: Rami N. Mahdi; Eric Christian Rouchka
Page(s): 673-686
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5733426

2. Title: Extended Hamiltonian Learning on Riemannian Manifolds: Theoretical Aspects
Authors: Simone Fiori
Page(s): 687-700
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5735228

3. Title: Binary Higher Order Neural Networks for Realizing Boolean Functions
Authors: Chao Zhang; Jie Yang; Wei Wu
Page(s): 701-713
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5735230

4. Title: Recurrent Neural Network for Non-Smooth Convex Optimization Problems With Application to the Identification of Genetic Regulatory Networks
Authors: Long Cheng; Zeng-Guang Hou; Yingzi Lin; Min Tan; Wenjun Chris Zhang; Fang-Xiang Wu
Page(s): 714-726
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5737796

5. Title: On Efficient Learning Machine With Root-Power Mean Neuron in Complex Domain
Authors: Bipin Kumar Tripathi; Prem Kumar Kalra
Page(s): 727-738
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5739531

6. Title: Maximum Margin Multiple Instance Clustering With Applications to Image and Text Clustering
Authors: Dan Zhang; Fei Wang; Luo Si; Tao Li
Page(s): 739-751
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5740370

7. Title: A Novel Rotate-and-Fire Digital Spiking Neuron and its Neuron-Like Bifurcations and Responses
Authors: Tetsuya Hishiki; Hiroyuki Torikai
Page(s): 752-767
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5742709

8. Title: Moving-Horizon State Estimation for Nonlinear Systems Using Neural Networks
Authors: Angelo Alessandri; Marco Baglietto; Giorgio Battistelli; Mauro Gaggero
Page(s): 768-780
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5742707

9. Title: Novel Layered Clustering-Based Approach for Generating Ensemble of Classifiers
Authors: Ashfaqur Rahman; Brijesh Verma
Page(s): 781-792
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5746648

10. Title: Blind Image Quality Assessment Using a General Regression Neural Network
Authors: Chaofeng Li; Alan Conrad Bovik; Xiaojun Wu
Page(s): 793-799
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5746647

11. Title: Weighted Rule Based Adaptive Algorithm for Simultaneously Extracting Generalized Eigenvectors
Authors: Jian Yang; Yu Zhao; Hongsheng Xi
Page(s): 800-806
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5733427

12. Title: Complete Delay-Decomposing Approach to Asymptotic Stability for Neural Networks With Time-Varying Delays
Authors: Hong-Bing Zeng; Yong He; Min Wu; Chang-Fan Zhang
Page(s): 806-812
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5733428

13. Title: New Delay-Dependent Stability Criteria for Neural Networks With Two Additive Time-Varying Delay Components
Authors: Hanyong Shao; Qing-Long Han
Page(s): 812-818
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5735229

14. Title: Modeling of Complex-Valued Wiener Systems Using B-Spline Neural Network
Authors: Xia Hong; Sheng Chen
Page(s): 818-825
URL: http://ieeexplore.ieee.org/stamp/stamp.jsp?tp=&arnumber=5742708

CFP: 2011 International Conference on Neural Information Processing (ICONIP 2011) Special Session on Integrating Multiple Nature-inspired Approaches, 14-17 November, 2011, Shanghai, China

The special session invites submissions on any aspect of integrating multiple nature inspired computational approaches: iconip2011.sjtu.edu.cn/S14.html
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2.4 CFP: The 5th International Conference on Automation, Robotics and Application (ICARA 2011)
Posted by: Gourab Sen Gupta (g.sengupta@massey.ac.nz)
Date submitted: May 24th, 2011

ICARA 2011 will be held at James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor, December 6-8, 2011, Wellington, New Zealand
(http://icara.massey.ac.nz/)
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2.5 CFP: The UK 11th Annual Workshop on Computational Intelligence (UKCI 2011)
Posted by: Xiao-Jun Zeng (x.zeng@manchester.ac.uk)
Date submitted: May 19th, 2011

The UK 11th Annual Workshop on Computational Intelligence, is going to be held 7th - 9th September, in Manchester, UK. http://ukci.cs.manchester.ac.uk/index.html
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CFP: IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (IEEE CIBCB 2012)

2012 IEEE Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology (IEEE CIBCB 2012)
May 9-12, 2012, Bahia Resort Hotel, San Diego, CA

Call for Papers
This symposium will bring together top researchers, practitioners, and students from around the world to discuss the latest advances in the field of Computational Intelligence and its application to real world problems in biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, chemical informatics, bioengineering and related fields. Computational Intelligence (CI) approaches include artificial neural networks, fuzzy logic, evolutionary algorithms, hybrid approaches and other emerging techniques.

Topics of interests include, but are not limited to:
- gene expression array analysis
- structure prediction and folding
- molecular sequence alignment and analysis
- metabolic pathway analysis
- RNA and protein folding and structure prediction
- analysis and visualization of large biological data sets
- motif detection
- molecular evolution and phylogenetics
- systems and synthetic biology
- modelling, simulation and optimization of biological systems
- robustness and evolvability of biological networks
- emergent properties in complex biological systems
- ecoinformatics and applications to ecological data analysis
- medical imaging and pattern recognition
- medical image analysis
- biomedical data modelling and mining
- treatment optimisation
- biomedical model parameterisation
- brain computer interface

Submissions will be peer reviewed and accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings and will be indexed in IEEE Xplore. Selected papers after a substantial extension will be considered to publish in journal special issues.

SUBMISSION PROCEDURE: Prospective authors are invited to submit papers of no more than eight (8) pages in IEEE conference format, including results, figures and references. Submission details can be found at: http://www.cibcb.org/cibcb/2012/.

For additional information contact the General Chair, Prof. Yaochu Jin, Department of Computing, University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, UK. Email: yaochu.jin@surrey.ac.uk

General Chair:
Yaochu Jin (UK)
Program Chair:
Alioune Ngom (Canada)
Technical Co-Chairs:
Dan Ashlock (Canada)
Xuewen Chen (USA)
Sheridan Houghten (Canada)
Jaap Kaandorp (NL)
Natalio Krasnogor (UK)
Emma Laing (UK)
Mihail Popescu (USA)
Finance Chair:
Steven Corns (USA)
Local Arrangements Chair:
Gary Fogel (USA)
Special Session Chair:
Jonathan Chan (Thailand)
Tutorial Chair:
Yuehui Chen (China)
Proceedings Chair:
Yonghong Peng (UK)
Publicity Chair:
Yanqing Zhang (USA)
Web Chair:
Wissam Albukhanajer (UK)

Important Dates:
Special sessions proposals: October 3, 2011
Paper submission deadline: November 20, 2011
Paper acceptance: February 19, 2012
Final paper submission: March 18, 2012

IEEE CEC 2011 Program and Registration Now Available

IEEE CEC 2011 Program Now Available
The IEEE Congress on Evolutionary Computation 2011's program is set and is available at the conference website:
www.cec2011.org

The event brings together novices and veterans alike in evolutionary computation, adaptive optimization, meta-heuristics and related fields for four days of technical exchange and fellowship. Registration is open now and the conference hotel is still honoring our very favorable conference rates for reservations made through May 15.

We invite you to peruse the program and to register for this valuable and enjoyable event!

Alice Smith
Conference Co-Chair

Women in Computational Intelligence meeting

The IEEE Women in Computational Intelligence (WCI) subcommittee will be hosting a meeting cum networking session during IEEE CEC 2011 in New Orleans on Monday, June 6th, from 4:30 - 6 pm at the Mercier Terrace, Ritz Carlton hotel. All women attendees are invited to attend the meeting.